Cullen/Hadynne #11 from this list - “I almost lost you” kiss
as requested by theawkwardpincushion
I went WAAAAAAAAY over the word limit, so I’m putting it here and mostly under a cut. You’ve been warned, this one is long. (1106 words)
Hadynne’s ears were ringing, and her vision blurred. Someone had ahold of her shoulder’s and they were shaking her, but the words were jumbled and sounded far away.
“Inquisitor!” Cassandra’s sharp voice cut through the fog, and Hadynne was back as the sounds of the battle around them became clearer and most distinguishable. It was Dorian who had ahold of her shoulders, roughly supporting her slumped frame. Over his shoulder, Hadynne spotted Cassandra, kneeling over someone, blood staining the water and rocks around them a deep red. Cassandra looked up, shouting for Hadynne again, and something about the expression on her face… Hadynne’s heart dropped.
The shining pauldrons, the unmistakable fur mantle, and the curling strawberry blond hair… Cullen.
Hadynne slipped, half-falling, half running over the slick river-rocks to where Cassandra crouched over Cullen’s prostrate form. She fell to her knees beside the Seeker, her hooded dark eyes searching the other woman’s face for answers.